how bout mixing the 2?
get saved, so you dont get left behind.
the jewish wedding ceremony, lasts ONE WEEK.
the Son can not come for the bride, until his house is built/ready, and its not ready until the FATHER SAYS its ready.
Jhn 14:1 `Let not your heart be troubled, believe in God, also in me believe;
Jhn 14:2 in the house of my Father are many mansions; and if not, I would have told you; I go on to prepare a place for you
Jhn 14:3 and if I go on and prepare for you a place, again do I come, and will receive you
unto myself, that where I am ye also may be
so, just where is this "mansion"?
Act 1:9 And these things having said -- they beholding -- he was taken up, and a cloud did receive him
up from their sight;
Act 1:10 and as they were looking stedfastly to the heaven in his going on
, then, lo, two men stood by them in white apparel,
is this, the same "cloud"?
Hbr 12:1 Therefore, we also having so great a cloud of witnesses set around us
, every weight having put off, and the closely besetting sin, through endurance may we run the contest that is set before us,
Hbr 12:2 looking to the author and perfecter of faith -- Jesus, who, over-against the joy set before him -- did endure a cross, shame having despised, on the right hand also of the throne of God did sit down
read genesis 24.
the typical WAY of God, gathering an bride for his Son.